Tips on carbon fiber products

Carbon fiber has a wide range of applications in the aviation industry, medical equipment, gifts and other fields. Carbon fiber composite materials are light and high-strength, corrosion-resistant, good electrical conductivity, high-end appearance and other advantages have been recognized by more and more people. However, most people lack understanding of the manufacturing process of carbon fiber products, and briefly introduce some small knowledge of carbon fiber products.

1. Are there uniform reference data for the properties of carbon fiber products?
The performance of certain carbon fiber precursors is fixed, but there is no uniform standard for measuring carbon fiber products. First of all, the performance of the products varies with the types of raw materials used. Secondly, due to the choice of substrate and product design, the performance of the product will vary. Most carbon fiber products need to be proofed before production. Test the samples to determine whether the performance of the product meets the expected standards for use, and then mass production and use.

2. Is carbon fiber expensive?
The price of carbon fiber products is closely related to the price of raw materials, technological level, and quantity of products. Some products have higher requirements for the industrial environment. There are special requirements for the properties and materials of carbon fiber products. The higher the performance of the raw materials, the more expensive it is.

The more complicated the production process, the higher the production cost. However, when the carbon fiber products are determined to be mass-produced, the larger the order quantity, the lower the cost of each product. The superior performance of carbon fiber will prolong the service life of the product and reduce the number of maintenance, which is also very beneficial to reduce the use cost.

3. Why do carbon fiber products need to be customized according to drawings / samples?
The price of carbon fiber composite materials is high, and it is difficult to achieve mass production. The specificity of the finished product is high. Generally, manufacturers of carbon fiber composite products will not have excess finished products in stock. Therefore, it must be customized according to detailed drawings or real samples provided by customers.

4. Are carbon fiber products toxic?
Carbon fiber material is made by mixing carbon fiber precursor with ceramic, resin, metal and other substrates. Generally, it is non-toxic. For example, PEEK material uses food-grade resin. This material has good compatibility with the human body. It is not only harmless to the human body, but also becomes an ideal material for orthopedic surgery because of its strength and elastic modulus close to the bone cortex.

5. Are carbon fiber products all black with woven texture?
The color and texture of carbon fiber products can be customized. The direction of the texture is determined by the pre-layout design. The default initial color is black. Of course, it can also be changed by later painting. Not only that, you can print your own pattern or logo on the carbon fiber products.

6. What is the difference between thermoset carbon fiber composites and thermoplastic carbon fiber composites?
Thermoset carbon fiber composite materials are biased towards the role of curing agents in curing molding, while thermoplastic carbon fiber composite products mainly rely on cooling and cooling to achieve shape. Thermoplastic carbon fiber composites are not as popular as thermoset carbon fiber composites, mainly because they are expensive and are generally used in high-end industries. Thermosetting carbon fiber composite materials are difficult to recycle due to the limitation of the resin matrix itself, and are generally not considered. Thermoplastic carbon fiber composite materials can be recycled. As long as they are heated to a certain temperature, secondary production can be performed.